Biomedical and Biological Materials and Manufacturing (BBMM) Cluster

The biomedical and biological materials and manufacturing (BBMM) pillar primarily conducts research in the following areas: cardiovascular engineering and biotechnology, design and manufacturing of the next generation of prosthetic heart valves and other medical devices, hemodynamics and computational fluid dynamics, surgical simulation and bio-robotics/Bio MEMs/NEMs.

An ear sample printed by the gelatin-based hydrogel using a stereolithography 3D bioprinting system (courtesy of Dr. Keekyoung Kim).

Mechanics of Atherosclerosis (courtesy of Dr. Hadi Mohammadi).


Dr. Adriano Manso
Associate Professor
Faculty of Dentistry
Vancouver Campus

Dr. Sepideh Pakpour
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
Okanagan Campus

Cluster News

Wireless oxygen-sensing device for endurance athletes

Jul 13, 2018

The VO2 Master is the first analyzer ever designed to use the force of human breathing as a passive gas-sampling pump, making it lightweight, portable and easy-to-use.

Could a deadly mushroom help battle cancer?

Jul 10, 2018

University of British Columbia chemists are working to unleash the cancer fighting potential of Amanita phalloides — a particularly nasty toxic mushroom.

Smart stent detects narrowing of arteries

Jun 23, 2018

A research team at UBC has developed a “smart stent” that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible.

Weaving Body Tissue

Jun 08, 2018

New discoveries in tissue engineering present 3-D-printed options for skin, organs, joints and ligaments. School of Engineering researchers are exploring processes to improve patients’ chances for successful tissue transplants.